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maculatum, from macula, a spot.) To spot;
Well, I could not a-think what could make so shy Madge, Madge-howlet (maj, maj-hou'let), to stain; to blur.
an' resarved a gentleman as Mr. Arain admit these
n. (Comp. magpie.) An owl. 'ere wild madaips like at that hour. Maculate (mak'ů- lát), a. Marked with
I'll sit in a barn with madge-nowlet, and catch mice spots; blotted; hence, defiled; impure. Madcap (mad'kap), a. Pertaining to or first.
B. Jonson. My love is most immaculate white and red.-Most resembling a madcap. "The madcap Prince Mad-headed (mad'hed-ed), a. Hot-brained; maculate thoughts, master, are masked under such of Wales.' Shak.
rash. Out, you mad-headed ape!' Shak, colours.
Madhouse (mad'hous), n. A house where Maculation (mak-ü-la'shon), n. The act of Madden (mad'n), v.t. To make mad; to insane persons are confined for cure or for spotting; a spot; a stain.
craze; to excite with violent passion; to restraint; a lunatic asylum; a bedlam. I will throw my glove to Death himself, enrage.
Madia (mā'di-a), n. (Chilian madi, the naThat there's no maculation in thy heart. Shak. Madden (mad'n), v.i. To become mad; to tive name of the first observed species.] A Maculature (mak'ü-la-tūr), n. 1. A sheet act as if mad.
genus of viscous hairy yellow-flowered comblotted in printing.–2. Blotting-paper.
They rave, recite, and madden round the land. posite plants inhabiting South America and Macule (mak'ül), n. 1. A spot. -2. In print
Pope. California. The seeds of M. sativa yield a ing, a blur causing the impression of a page Madder (mad'ér), n. [A. Sax. mæddere, mad fixed oil of excellent quality. to appear double.
der.) A plant of the genus Rubia, R. tinc- Madid (mad'id), a. [L. madidus, wet, from Macule (mak'ül), v.t. To maculate; to blur; torum, nat. order Rubiaceæ. It is a climb madeo, to be wet.] Wet; moist. especially, in printing, to blur so as to cause ing perennial plant, with whorls of dark
His large deep-blue eye, madid and yet piercing. an impression to appear double.
green leaves, and small yellowish cross showed that the secretions of his brain were apporMaculose (mak'ü-los), a. Of or belonging shaped flowers. The prepared root is used
tioned, half to voluptuousness, half to common sense.
Disraeli to spots; spotted: maculated.
as a red dye-stuff. It yields colours of Madisterium (mad-i-stē'ri-um), n. Mad (mad), a. (O.E. made, maad, A.Sax.mad,
[Gr. the greatest permanence, and is employed gemeed, mad; allied to Goth. gamaids, weak, for dyeing linen and cotton red. Two kinds
madistérion.) A surgical instrument for impotent; O.H.G. gameit, blunt, dull; Icel.
extracting hairs; a pair of tweezers. of it are fixed meida, to hurt.] 1. Disordered in intellect;
Madjoun (mad'jụn), n. An intoxicating upon cotton; one distracted; crazy; insane: said of persons. is simply called
drug, made by the Turks from the pistils of 2. Furious from disease or otherwise : said madder-red, and
the flowers of the hemp plant, ground and of animals; as, a mad dog; a mad bull. - the other, which
mixed in honey, with powdered cloves, nut3. Extravagant in feeling or action; under
megs, and saffron. Written also Majoun. possesses a much the influence of some powerful and uncon
Madly (mad'li), adv. In a mad manner; as, higher degree of trollable emotion; as (a) beside one's self; lustre and fixity,
(a) without reason or understanding. (6) frantic; angry; enraged; furious. is called Turkey
Frantically; furiously. (c) With extreme
folly or infatuated zeal or passion. And being exceedingly mad against them, I per Adrianople secuted them, even unto strange cities. Acts xxvi. 11.
Madman (mad'man), n. 1. A man raving or red, because it
furious with disordered intellect; a dis(6) Wildly frolicsome. How now, mad was for a long
tracted man; a lunatic; a crazy person. wag?' Shak. (c) Excited with violent and time obtained unreasonable passion or desire; infatuated. entirely from the
When a man mistakes his thoughts for persons and The world is running mad after farce, the extre Levant, where it
things, he is mad. A madman is properly so de. fined.
Coleridge. mity of bad poetry. Dryden. was called aliza
2. One inflamed with extravagant passion, 4. Proceeding from or indicating madness; ra. The colour
and acting contrary to reason. expressing distraction; prompted by infatu ing principle of
Madness (mad'nes), n. The state or quality ation or fury. madderis termed
of being mad : (a) a state of disordered Mazd wars destroy in one year the works of many
alizarine. -Madyears of peace.
reason or intellect i lunacy; distraction. Franklin. der-lake or mad-Like mad, madly; furiously. (Colloq.] der-carmine, a
There are degrees of madness as of folly. Locke.
Madder Plant (Rubia tinc. A bear, enraged at the stinging of a bee, ran like
(6) Extreme folly; headstrong passion and ad into the bee-garden, and overturned all the made by washing
rashness that act in opposition to reason; hives.
Sir R. L'Estrange.
madder with cold water, boiling the resi ungovernable fury or rage; as, the madness SYN. Deranged, delirious, crazy, insane, dis due with a solution of one part of alum in of a mob; the madness of despair. The tracted, infatuated, frantic, frenzied, furi twelve of water, and precipitating the de cruel madness of love.' Tennyson.-SYN. ous, raging, enraged, exasperated.
coction gradually with carbonate of soda Distraction, derangement, delirium, craziMad (mad), v.t. To make mad, furious, or
or with borax. - Madder- yellow, madder ness, insanity, lunacy, mania, frenzy, franangry; to madden.
orange, and madder-purple, are the names ticness, rage, fury. Had I but seen thy picture in this plight,
of other pigments prepared from madder. Madonna (ma-don'a), n. [It. madonna, It would have madded ine.
Shak The use of madder in dyeing is now almost from L. mea domina, my lady.) An Italian Mad, Made (mad, måd), n. (A. Sax. matha, entirely superseded by that of artificial ali
term of address equivalent to Madam. mathu, a worm, a maggot, Sc. made, mathe, Madder"(mader), v.t. To dye with madder. zarine (which see).
is given specifically to the Virgin Mary, like a maggot, Goth. matha, G. made.] 1. A
Our Lady in English, and hence pictures maggot or grub.-2. An earthworm. Madder (mad'er), v.i. To perform the pro representing the Virgin are generally called
madonnas. Madam (mad'am), n. (Fr. ma, my, and
cess of dyeing with madder. dame, lady, from L. mea domina, in same
Madding (mad'ing), a. Raging; furious; Madoqua (mad'o-kwa), n. A very tiny antesense. ] Lit. my lady: (a) a term of comwild.
lope of Abyssinia (Antilope saltiana or pliment used in address to ladies of every
The blood-avenging spirits
Neotragus saltiana), about as large as a
Ride on the madding clouds. 3. Baillie, degree, but chiefly given to married and
good-sized hare, and with legs of about the
thickness of a lady's finger. elderly ladies.) A term applied to a lady Made (mād), pret. & pp. of make.
See MADin general, especially with a slight shade of Made (mād), a. (Allied to mad (which see).] Madrepora (mad-rē-põ'ra), n.
REPORE. disrespect; as, she's a proud madam; city
Fatigued ; exhausted. (Scotch.] Written madams. In colloquial language it is gene- Madecass, Madecassee (mad'e-kas, mad-ealso Maid, Mait, Mate.
Madreporal (mad-rē-po'ral), a. Of or berally contracted into Ma'am.
longing to madrepores; consisting of madMadame (ma-däm), n. pl. Mesdames (mā
kas'ë), n. A native or inhabitant of Mada repores. dam) (Fr.) Madam; ladyship: a title of re
Madreporaria (mad' rē-po-rā"ri-a), n. pl. spect for a married lady.
Madecassee (mad-e-kas'ē), a. Belonging to An order of Coelenterates, sub-class AnthoMadapollam (mad-a-pollam), n. (From
zoa or Actinozoa. It includes several famiMadagascar.
lies, to which belong all the reef-building Madapollam, a town in India, province Madefaction (mad-e-fak’shon), n. [L. madeMadras, near which it was first manufac factio, madefactionis—madeo, to be wet, and or stone corals (Lithocorallia), or sclerodertured.) A fine long cloth for the Eastern
facio, to make.] The act of making wet. mic corals (Zoantharia Sclerodermica). The markets.
Madefication (mad'ē-fi-kā"shon), n. Act of Linnean Lithophyta included also the gorMad-apple (mad'ap-1), n. A tropical plant
making wet. Bailey.
gonias and other sclerobasic corals. or its fruit, of the genus Solanum, the s. Madefy (mad'é-fi), v.t. (Fr. madéfier, L. Madrepore (mad'rē-põr), n. (Fr.; It. madinsanum or melongena, the fruit of which
madefacio, to make wet. ] To make wet or repora, from madre, mother, and Gr. poros, is boiled in soups and sauces.
a kind of stone. Others suggest Fr. madré,
Madegassy (mad-e-gas’i), n. and a. Egg-apple, Jews'-apple. See SOLANUM.
spotted, and pore, a pore.) A coral-building Madarosis (mad-a-roʻsis), n. (Gr., a making as Madecassee.
polype of the genus MadreA rich wine made
Madeira (ma-dē'ra), n. bald, from madaros, bald.) Loss of the
pora, the type of the family on the isle of Madeira. hair, particularly of the eyelashes.
Madreporidæ, having twelve A species
short tentacles and a polyMad-brain, Mad-brained (mad brán, mad'- Madeira-nut (ma-dē'ra-nut), n. brand), 2. Disordered in mind; hot-headed; of walnut with a thin shell, from the island
pidom of stony hardness and of Madeira.
of a spreading or branching rash I must, forsooth, be forced Madeline-pear (mad'el-in-pār), n. A pear.
form. The term, however, is To give my hand opposed against my heart Called also St. John's Pear-in France Poire
more generally applied to the L'ato a mad-brain rudesby full of spleen. Shak. de St. Jean.
polypidom itself than to the Mad-brain (madbrán), n. A rash or hot- Madel-paroowa (mad'el-pa-ry'wa), n. A
polype, and in this sense is boat used in Ceylon for fishing, chiefly close headed person; a hare-brained individual;
equivalent to coral. Madreas, he's a regular mad-brain. inshore and on the lakes of the interior,
pore consists of carbonate of Mad-bred (mad bred), a. Bred in madness sometimes covered with a bamboo roof,
lime with traces of animal or passion. Shak. when it takes the name of padji.
matter, and is formed by graMadcap (mad’kap), n. (Mad and cap; comp. Mademoiselle (mad-mwä-zel), n. _[Fr. ma,
dual deposition in the tissues the phrase 'A bee in one's bonnet.') A rash, my, and demoiselle, damsel. See DAMSEL.)
of the compound polype, so The title given to a young unmarried lady hot-headed person ; a person of wild or
Madrepora that in course of time the
muricata. in France; miss. In ancient usage, madeeccentric behaviour ; a flighty or hare
whole presents the appearbrained person; one who indulges in frolics; moiselle was a title distinctively applied to
ance of a number of polypes a mad-brain.
the eldest daughter of the king's brother; supported on an extraneous body. When
also, a title formerly given to all married the animal matter has been removed, madreWhy, what a madcap hath heaven lent us here! Shak. women not of noble origin.
pore is of a white colour wrinkled on the
surface and full of little cavities, in each of Maestro (ma-es'tro), n. (It.) A master of Magellanic (mag-el-lan'ik), a. Pertaining which an individual polype was lodged; the any art; specifically, a master in music; a to Magellan, the celebrated Portuguese radiating septa of the cavities correspond composer.
navigator. - -- Magellanic clouds, three coning to the internal divisions of the animal. Mafeie. (O. Fr., my faith.) By my faith. spicuous whitish nebulæ, of a cloud - like Madrepores raise up walls and reefs of coral Chancer.
appearance, near the south pole. rocks with astonishing rapidity in tropical Maffilet (maf']), v.i. [Probably an imitative / Magenta (ma-jen'ta), n. A brilliant blueclimates. The term is often applied to other word. Comp. 0.D. maffelen, moffelen, to red colour derived from coal-tar.
It was branching corals than those of the genus move the jaws, to stammer, Prov. G. maf. so named because it was discovered in 1859, Madrepora. See MADREPORARIA.
feln, baffeln, to prattle; E. faffle, to stam the year of the attle of Magenta. Called Madreporidæ (mad-rê-po'ri-dē), n. pl. The mer] To stammer. Holland.
also Fuchsine. madrepore family. See MADREPORE. Mafflert (maf'ler), n. A stammerer.
Magg (mag), v.t. The most probable exMadreporiform (mad-re-poʻri-form), a. In Magazine (mag-a-zēn'), n. [Fr. magasin, a planation of the word is that it is Gypsy zool. perforated with small holes like a coral; storehouse, Sp. magacen, almagacen, from slang, and allied to Hind. makr, fraud, specifically, applied to the tubercle by which Ar. al-makhzen, a storehouse, a warehouse, makkar, a cheat, a knave.) To steal; to the ambulacral system of the echinoderms from khazana, to store.] 1. A receptacle in carry off clandestinely. (Low slang.) mostly communicate with the exterior. which anything is stored; a warehouse: a Magg (mag), n. 1. A cant word for a halfMadreporite (mad're-po-rit), n. 1. A variety storehouse; specifically, (a) a strong build penny. -2. pl. The gratuity which servants of limestone, so called on account of its ing, constructed generally of brick or stone, expect from those to whom they drive any occurring in radiated prismatic concretions for storing in security large quantities of goods. (Scotch.) resembling the stars of madrepores. When gunpowder or other explosive substances, Maggimonifeet (mag-gi-mon'i-fēt), n. rubbed it emits the smell of sulphuretted and warlike stores, either for industrial or (Maggy many feet.) A centipede. (Scotch.) hydrogen gius.--2. Fossil madrepore,
military purposes, (b) The close room in the Maggiore (maj-jo'ra), a. [İt.] In music, Madrier (mad-rêr' or madri-er), n. (Fr.) In hold of a man-of-war where the gunpowder major, as a scale or interval. milit. engin. (a) a thick plank armed with is kept. (c) The cartridge chamber of a ma Maggot (mag'ot), n. (Probably from W. iron plates, with a cavity to receive the gazine rifle (which see). (d) The fuel cham macai, pl. maceiod, magiod, a maggot or mouth of a petard, with which it was applied ber of a magazine stove (see below) Ama grub, from magu, to breed.] 1. The larva to anything intended to be broken down. gazine of all necessary provisions.' Raleigh. of a fly or other insect; a grub; a worm.-See PETARD. (b) A plank lined with tin 2. A pamphlet periodically published, con 2. A whim; an odd fancy; a crotchet. • The and covered with earth to form roofs over taining miscellaneous papers or composi maggot born in an empty head.' Tennyson. certain portions of military works, in order tions. The first publication of this kind in Maggotiness (mag'ot-i-nes), n. The state to afford protection against fires in lodg England was the Gentleman's Magazine, of being maggoty or of abounding with ments, &c. (c) A plank used for supporting which was first published in 1731 by Edward maggots. the earth in a mine, or in a moat or ditch to Cave, under the name of Sylvanus Urban, Maggotish (mag'ot-ish), a. Maggoty; whimsupport a wall.
and which is still continued, though its cha sical. Madrigal (mad'ri-gal), n. [Fr. Sp. and Pg. racter is now entirely changed. - Magazine Maggoty (mag'ot-i), a. 1. Full of or inmadrigal; It. madrigale, older It. inadriale, cartridge-box, a cartridge-box in which the fested with maggots.--2. Capricious; whimmandriale, from L. and Gr. mandra, a cartridges are so arranged that they can sical. A maggoty unsettled head.' Norris. sheepfold, or any place for sheep and shep easily be got at when wanted for loading. – Maggoty-headed (mag'ot-i-hed-ed),a. Havherds to take shelter in; and thus madrigal Magazine rifle, a rifle containing a supply ing a head full of whims. was originally applied to the shepherd's of cartridges, which are automatically fed Magi (má'ji), n. pl. (L. magus; Gr. magos, song ) 1. A little amorous poem, consisting to the chamber at the rear end of the barrel. a Magian. See MAGE.] The caste of priests of not less than three or four stanzas or -- Magazine stove, a stove containing a fuel among the ancient Medes and Persians; strophes, and containing some tender and chamber from which the fire is automati. hence holy men or sages of the East. delicate, though simple thought, suitably cally fed with coal as that in the grate burns Magian (mā'ji-an), a. Pertaining to the expressed. The strophes are generally con away.
Magi. • The magian superstition of two nected together by rhymes, though this is Magazine (mag-a-zēn), v.t. To store up or independent Beings.' Bp. Watson. not absolutely necessary, and indeed the accumulate for future use.
Magian (ma'ji-an), n. One of the caste of term is used with a certain amount of loose- Magazine (mag-a-zēn), v.i. To conduct or the Persian Magi; one of the priests of the ness. The madrigal was first cultivated in edit a magazine.
Zoroastrian religion. Their knowledge was Italy, and those of Tasso are among the Of magasining chiefs, whose rival page
deemed to be supernatural. finest specimens of Italian poetry. Several With monthly medley courts the curious age. Magianism (mā'ji-an-izm), n. The philoEnglish poets of the time of Elizabeth and
Byron sophy or doctrines of the Magi. the Charleses wrote madrigals of notable
Magazine-day (mag-a-zēn'dā), n. The day Magic (maj'ik), n. [L. magicus, pertaining grace and elegance, the chief names being on which monthly and other serial public
to sorcery, from magia, Gr. mageia, the Lodge, Withers, Carew, and Suckling. cations are published and supplied to the
theology of the Magians, magic. See MAGE.] 2. An elaborate vocal composition now comtrade.
1. The art or pretended art or science of monly of two or more movements, and in Magaziner, Magazinist (mag-a-zēn'ér,
putting into action the power of spirits; or five or six parts. The musical madrigal was
mag-a-zen'ist), n. One who writes in a maga the science, art, or practice of producing at first a simple song, but afterwards was
zine. If a magaziner be dull.' Goldsmith. wonderful effects by the aid of superhuman suited to an instrumental accompaniment. Magbote (mag'bot). See MEGBOTE.
beings or of departed spirits, or the occult There are a number of famous English comMagdalen (mag'da-len), n. (From Mary
powers of nature; sorcery; enchantment; posers of madrigals. Magdalene, who has been supposed to be
necromancy. "If 'she in chains of magic Madrigalist (madri.gal-ist), n. A composer
the woman mentioned in St. Luke vii. 36-50.] were not bound' Shak.-2. Power or influof madrigals. Dr. Burney.
A reformed prostitute; an inmate of a fe ence similar to that of enchantment; as, the Madrilenian (mad-ri-le' ni-an), a. Of or
male penitentiary. - Magdalen hospital or magic of love.- Natural magic, the art of belonging to Madrid, Magdalen asylum, a house or establishment
applying natural causes to produce surprisMadrilenian (mad-ri-lē'ni-an), n. A native
into which prostitutes are received with a ing effects. or inhabitant of Madrid. view to their reformation; a female peni
The writers of natural magic attribute much to Madrissa. See JEDRISSA. tentiary.
the virtues that come from the parts of living creaMadwort(mad'wert), 12. The common name
Magdaleon (mag-dále-on), n. (Gr. magdalia, tures, as if they did infuse immaterial virtue into the of several plants, chiefly of the genus Alysthe crumb or soft part of bread, from massó, part severed.
Bacon. sum, so called because they were formerly to knead.] In med. (a) a medicine, as a pill,
-- Celestial magic attributes to spirits a kind used as a remedy in canine madness.
prepared with bread crumb. () A roll of of dominion over the planets, and to the Mae (ma). (A. Sax. má, more, 0.E. moe, ma.) plaster. Dunglison.
planets an influence over men. --SuperstiMore. (Scotch.) Magdeburg Hemispheres (mag' dē-berg
tious or geotic magic consists in the invocaMægbote,+ Magbotet (mag'bot),n. [A. Sax. he'mi-sfērz), n. pl. [From having been first
tion of devils or demons, and supposes some meg, kinsman, and bote, compensation.) An constructed by Otto Guericke of Magde
tacit or express covenant or agreement beancient term signifying compensation for burg.) An apparatus for ascertaining the
tween them and human beings. amount of the atmospheric pressure on a the slaughter of a kinsman.
Magic (maj'ik), a. 1. Pertaining to magic; Maelstrom (mal'strom), n. Lit. mill-stream; given surface. It consists of two hollow
used in magic; as, a magic wand; magic art. a celebrated whirlpool on the coast of Norbrass hemispheres, furnished with handles,
'Magic verses.' Shak. way, near the island of Moskoe. and so formed that when placed mouth to
Lend thy hand dangerous in winter, especially when the mouth they shall be in air-tight contact.
And pluck my magic garment from me. Skak. north-west wind restrains the reflux of the
In this state the air is exhausted from the tide. At such times the whirlpool rages inside by means of the air-pump, when it
2. Using or having power to use magic. violently, so as to be heard several miles, and
will be found that the hemispheres adhere * The magic prophetess.' Waller.-3. Workto engulf small vessels which approach it.
together with considerable force, owing to ing or worked by or as if by magic.-(Magic Mænura, n. See MENURA.
the pressure of the atmosphere on their differs from magical chiefly in the fact that
external surfaces. If, then, the area of the it is not used predicatively. Thus we do Maer, Maor, n. [Gael maor, maoir, an
section of the sphere through the centre be not say the effect was magic. Moreover we under-bailiff. ] Anciently in Scotland a stew
known, and the force required to pull the do not speak of a magical lantern. See ard of the royal lands under the mormaer
hemispheres asunder be ascertained, the MAGICAL. )-Magic square, a square figure or great steward. See MORMAER. Maestoso (mä-es-to'zo). [It., majestic.) A pressure exerted by the atmosphere on a
formed by a series of numdirection in music to play with grandeur square inch of surface may be found, sup
bers in mathematical pro
2 posing the exhaustion of the hemispheres
7 6 and strength.
portion, so disposed in Maestricht Beds (mā'strikt bedz), n. pl. to be complete. The atmospheric pressure,
parallel and equal ranks as however, is much more accurately ascer 9
that the sums of each row
5 1 The name given by geologists to the uppermost member of the cretaceous group of tained by the barometer.
or line taken perpendicuthe Meuse valley, from Maestricht, a town Mage (maj), n. [L. magus, from Gr. magos,
larly, horizontally, or dia
3 8 a Magian, from Per. mag, a priest-probably
gonally are equal.—Magic of the Netherlands. These beds are marine, from same root as L. magmus, Gr. megas,
lantern, a kind of lantern and composed of a soft yellowish-white
great.) A magician. Spenser. limestone resembling chalk, and containing
Magic Square. invented by Kircher, by
means And there I saw mage Merlin, whose vast wit
of which small flint nodules, belemnites, hamites, hippur
And hundred winters are but as the hands
images are represented on the wall of a ites, baculites, &c.
Of loyal vassals toiling for their liege, Tennyson, dark room or on a white sheet, magnified
It is very
to any size at pleasure. It consists of a closed Magistery (maj'is-tér-i), n. (L. magiste council of the kingdom. The remaining lantern or box, in which are placed a lamp rium, the office of a master or guide. ) 1. A and greater part of the charter is directed and a concave mirror (as at A), which re magisterial injunction; a command which against abuses of the king's power as feudal flects the light of the lamp through the small can be enforced. (Rare.]
superior. The charter granted by Henry III. hole of a tube in
This last was not a magistery, but a mere command. is only a confirmation of that of his father the side of the
Brougham. King John. Hence-2. A fundamental conlantern, which is
2. In chem. a term formerly given to various stitution which guarantees rights and privimade to draw out. extracts or preparations, especially to certain
leges. At the end of this
precipitates, as that seen when water is Magnalityt (mag-nal'i-ti), n. Something tube, next to the added to a solution of bismuth in nitric acid.
great; a great or striking deed or feat. Sir lamp, is fixed a
3.1 Any kind of medicine or remedial agency T. Browne. plano-convex lens
claiming to be of exceptional efficacy; a Magnanimity (mag-na-nim'i-ti), n. (L. (B), and at the magistral.
magnanimitas. See MAGNANIMOUS.] The other a doubleMagistracy (maj'is-tra-si), n. [See MAGIS
quality of being magnanimous; greatness of conver lens (D). TRATE.) 1. The office or dignity of a magis
mind; elevation or dignity of soul, which Between the two trate.--2. The body of magistrates.
encounters danger and trouble with tranlenses are succes
That enlightened, eloquent, sage, and profound quillity and firmness, which raises the possively placed (atc) body, the Magistracy of London. Dickens.
sessor above revenge, and makes him devarious slips of
Magistral (maj'is-tral), a. 1. Suiting a ma light in acts of benevolence, disdain inglass, with trans
gistrate; magisterial; authoritative.--2. Per justice and meanness, and prompts him to parent paintings, Magic Lantern.
taining to a sovereign medicine or remedy. sacrifice personal ease, interest, and safety representing vari
"Some magistral opiate.' Bacon. -- Magis for the accomplishment of useful and noble ous subjects, which are thrown in a magni tral line. See MAGISTRAL, n. 2.
objects. fied form on the wall or screen opposite to Magistral (maj'is-tral), n. 1.1 A sovereign Sir Thomas Elyot (1535) speaks of the now familiar the lantern and spectators.
medicine or remedy.-2. In fort. the line words 'frugality,' temperance,. 'sobriety,' and Magical (maj'ik-al), a. 1. Pertaining to where the scarp of a permanent fortifica * magnanimity, as being not in his day in general magic; proceeding from magic; having su tion, if prolonged, would intersect the top
use; magnanimity, however, is in Chaucer.
Trench. pernatural qualities; as, magical powers or of the coping or cordon. It is the mas Magnanimous (mag-nan'im-us), a. [L. magarts. “The magical shield of your Ariosto.' ter line, which regulates the form of the Dryden.- 2. Acting or produced as if by
nanimus -- magnus, great, and animus, work. Called also Magistral Line.-3. The
mind. ] 1. Great of mind; elevated in soul magic; as, the effect of the restorative was roasted and pulverized copper of pyrites
or in sentiment; raised above what is low, magical His name, that magical word of added to the ground ores of silver for the purwar Shak.-3. Having the power of using
mean, or ungenerous; brave; dauntless; pose of decomposing the horn-silver present. heroic; as, a magnanimous prince or genemagic: said of persons. Sir T. Herbert. - Magistralityt (maj-is-tral'i-ti), n. Despotic ral. --- 2. Dictated by magnanimity; exhibit[For distinction between Magical and Magic authority, as in the matter of opinion. ing nobleness of soul; liberal and honoursee MAGIC, a.)
“Those who seek truths, and not magis able; not selfish. Magically (maj'ik-al-li), adv. In a magical trality.' Bacon.
There is an indissoluble union between a magnanimanner; by the arts of magic. 'A ring magi- Magistrallyt (maj'is-tral-li), adv. Autho mons policy and the solid rewards of public prosper. cally prepared.' Camden. ritatively; magisterially. Bramhall.
ity and felicity.
Washington. Magician (ma-ji'shan), n. One skilled in Magistrand (maj-is-trand'), n. [L.L. magis Magnanimously (mag-nan'im-us-li), adv. magie; an enchanter; a necromancer. Shak.
trandus, from magistro, signifying in mediæMagilp. Magilph (ma-gilp', ma-gilf'), n.
In a magnanimous manner; with greatness val Latin to make a master (as in arts) of, A gelatinous compound used by artists as a
of mind; bravely; with dignity and elevation to confer a university degree upon, from vehicle for colours. It is produced by mix
of sentiment. ing linseed oil and mastic varnish together. magister, a master.) A designation given
A complete and generous education fits a man to in the University of Aberdeen to a student Written also Megilp, Megilph.
perform justly, skilfully, and, magnanimously, all in arts in the last year of his curriculum, the offices of peace and war.
Milion. Magilus (maj'il-us), n. A genus of gastero- Magistrate (maj'is-trāt), n. [L. magistratus, Magnase (mag'nās), a. podous molluscs, containing only one species
A term applied to a magistrate, from magister, a master. See (M. antiquus), which lives in masses of coral.
an excellent black colour, which dries MAGISTER.) A public civil officer invested The shell is at first an ordinary spiral, but
rapidly. with the executive government or some as the coral grows it is prolonged into a branch of it. In this sense a king is the
Magnase black is the best of all blacks for drying tube directed outward to the surface of the
in oil without addition, or preparation of the oil; it is highest or first magistrate in a monarchy, a colour of vast body and tingeing power. Weale. coral, so that the animal may always be in as is the president in a republic. But the Magnate (magʻnāt), n. [L. magnates (pl.) contact with the surface of the water. The
word is more particularly applied to subtube may be 3 feet long, the lower part ordinate officers, to whom the executive
from magnus, great.] 1. A person of rank; being filled with calcareous matter. power of the law is committed, either wholly
a noble or grandee: a person of note or disMagister (ma-jis'ter), n. (L., from mag, root
tinction in any sphere; as, a literary magor in part, as governors, intendants, preof magnus, great, as minister from min,
nate. fects, mayors, justices of the peace, and the root of minor, less.] Master; sir; an appel
More than one of the magnates who bore that like.
In England the term is usually relation given in the middle ages to persons of
Macaulay. stricted to justices of peace in the country, scientific or literary distinction, equivalent and to police and stipendiary magistrates
Specifically-2. One of the nobility or perto the modern title of Doctor. in London and the larger towns; and in
sons of rank forming the House of Magnates Magisterial (maj-is-tē'ri-al), a. (See MA
Scotland to the provost and bailies in
in the national representation of Hungary. GISTRATE.] 1. Pertaining to a master; such
Magnes, Magnes-stonet (mag'něz, magas suits a master; authoritative; proud;
The obvious definition of a monarchy seems to be
nēz-stón), n. [L., from Gr. magnēs.) A lofty; arrogant; imperious; domineering. that of a state, in which a single person, by whatso
magnet. Pretences go a great way with men that take fair
ever name he may be distinguished, is intrusted with On thother syde an hideous rocke is pight words and magisterial looks for current payment. the execution of the laws, the management of the Of mightie magnes-stone,
Spenser. Sir R. L'Estrange.
revenue, and the command of the army. But, unless 2. Of or belonging to a magistrate or his
public liberty is protected by intrepid and vigilant Magnesia (mag-nē'shi-a), n. [From Mag
guardians, the authority of so formidable a magis. nesia in Asia Minor, whence also magnet, office; of the rank of a magistrate. trate will soon degenerate into despotism. Gibbon,
L. magnēs. Pliny describes a white kind of The third estate consisted of 578. and of these Magistratic (maj-is-trat'-ik), a.
Of or per
magnes which did not attract iron, and only 32 were clerical, noble, or magisterial,
taining to a magistrate; having the author which is conjectured to have been carbon
Brougham. 3. In chem. pertaining to magistery (which
ity of a magistrate. Magistratic or eccles ate of magnesia.] Oxide of magnesium. It
iastic power and order.' Jer. Taylor. is a white tasteless earthy substance, possee) Magisterial, Dogmatic, Arrogant. Magistratical (maj-is-tratsik-al), a. Same sessing alkaline properties, and having a Magisterial applies to the manner of saying or doing a thing-assuming the tone and Magistrature (maj' is-trät-ūr), n. Magisas Magistratic. Godwin. [Rare.]
sp. gr. of 2:3. It is absorbent, antacid, and
mildly cathartic. It is almost insoluble. It gesture of a superior or master. Dogmatic tracy. (Rare.]
is found native in the state of hydrate and characterizes the temper and manner of Magma (mag'ma), n. [Gr., a mass, salve, carbonate, and exists as a component saying something: we are not dogmatic
dregs, from root mag, to knead.] 1. The part of several minerals. In com. puire from any exaggerated idea of our own im
generic name of any crude mixture of min magnesia is generally distinguished by the portance, but because we have implicit faith in the truth of what we say, and imagine
eral or organic matters in a thin pasty state. term calcined magnesia, and is readily ob
2. In med. (a) the thick residuum obtained tained by exposing its hydrated carbonate that others should naturally be in the same
after expressing certain substances to ex to a red heat. The hydrated carbonate goes way of thinking. Arrogant implies the as
tract the fluid parts from them. (6) The by the name of magnesia, or magnesia alba. sumption of more than due authority from
grounds which remain after treating a sub The chief use of magnesia and its carbonan over-estimate of one's importance.
stance with water, alcohol, or any other ate is in medicine. Sulphate of magnesia He uses a magisterial authority while he in menstruum. (c) A salve of a certain degree is known by the name of Epsom-salt, having structs him.
been first obtained from a spring at Epsom. A dogmatic spirit inclines a man to be censorious Magna Charta (mag'na kär'ta), 12. of his neighbours.
(L., It is a useful purgative medicine, and is also An arrogant way of treating with other princes
great charter.] 1. The great charter of the employed in the preparation of magnesia and states is natural to popular governments.
liberties (Magna Charta Libertatum) of and its carbonate.
Sir W. Temple. England, signed and sealed by King John Magnesian (mag-nē'shi-an), a. Pertaining STX, Authoritative, lofty, imperious, proud, in a conference between him and his to or partaking of the qualities of magnesia; haughty, domineering, despotic, arrogant. barons at Runnymede, June 19, 1215. Its containing or resembling magnesia.-Mag. Magisterially (maj-is-tē'ri-al-li), adv. In a most important articles are those which nesian limestone, (a) properly, a rock commagisterial manner: (a) with the air of a provide that no freeman shall be taken, posed of carbonates of lime and magnesia, master; arrogantly; authoritatively. (6) In or imprisoned, or proceeded against ex the latter amounting in some cases to nearly the capacity of a magistrate.
cept by the lawful judgment of his peers a half. There are several varieties, more or Magisterialness (maj-is-tē'ri-al-nes), n. The or by the law of the land, and that no less useful for building or ornamental purstate or quality of being magisterial; the scutage or aid should he imposed in the poses, which are included under the generic air and manner of a master; haughtiness; kingdom (except certain feudal dues from term dolomite (which see). () A name imperiousness; peremptoriness.
tenants of the crown), unless by the common frequently given to the whole Permian forch, chain; ch, Sc. loch; 8, go; j, job; n, Fr. ton; ng, sing; TH, then; th, thin; w, wig; wh, whig; zh, azure.--See KEY.
mation, from the above rock being very difference, that point of a magnet, about may be replaced by magnesium, or titanium largely developed in it.
midway between the two extremes, where or copper, yielding varieties of the ore. The Magnesite (mag'nes-it), n. A term which the attractive force, after continually dim typical composition is iron 72-4, oxygen 27-6. at first included two distinct species of inishing as we proceed from either pole, It is chiefly found in metamorphic, but someminerals, viz. sepiolite or meerschaum, ceases altogether. -- Magnetic induction, times also in igneous rocks. the hydrated silicate of magnesium; and the power which a magnet or current of Magnetizable (mag-net-iz'a-bl), a. Capable what is now recognized as magnesite proper, electricity possesses of exciting temporary of being magnetized. or the anhydrous carbonate of magnesia. or permanent magnetism in such bodies in Magnetization (mag'net-iz-ā"shon), 12. The The two are frequently found combined, its vicinity as are capable of receiving it. - act of magnetizing, or state of being magand always in metamorphic rocks contain Magnetic intensity, the force of attraction netized. ing magnesia, as talc schist, serpentine, &c. which magnets exert on surrounding bodies Magnetize (mag'net-iz), v. t. pret. & pp. Magnesium (mag-nē'shi-um), n. Sym. Mg. capable of being influenced by them, or magnetized; ppr. magnetizing. 1. To comAt. wt. 24:5. The metallic base of magnesia. which the earth exerts on magnets at dif municate magnetic properties to; as, to It may be obtained by decomposing chloride ferent places. The intensity of the attrac magnetize a needle.-2. To attract as if by a of magnesium by means of potassium. It tive force exercised by the north pole of one magnet; to move; to influence. 'Thoroughly is of a white colour like silver; its lustre is magnet on the south pole of another, and fascinated, magnetized, as it were, by his metallic and brilliant; it is very malleable, its repulsive force on the north pole of the character. Motley. - 3. To put under the and fuses at a red heat. Heated to redness second, varies inversely as the square of the influence of animal magnetism. in oxygen gas, it burns with brilliancy, and distance of those poles. On the earth there Magnetize (mag'net-iz), v.i. To acquire magcombining with oxygen becomes magnesia, are three points of maximum magnetic netic properties; to become magnetic; as, a or the oxide of magnesium (Mg0). This intensity, two in the northern and one in bar of iron standing some time in an inclined light is rich in chemical rays, and is now the southern hemisphere.- Magnetic iron position will magnetize. employed to some extent in photography. ore. Same as Magnetite. – Magnetic meri- Magnetizee (mag'net-iz-ē"), n.
One put The chief salts are the carbonate, the chlo dian of any place, a great circle, the plane under the influence of animal magnetism. ride, the sulphate (Epsom-salt), the phos of which passes through that place, through (Rare.) phates and the silicates, among which are the centre of the earth, and the direction of Magnetizer (mag'net-iz-ér), n. One who or such minerals as chrysolite, meerschaum, the horizontal magnetic needle. The angle that which communicates magnetism. soapstone, and serpentine.
which the magnetic meridian makes with Magneto-electric, Magneto-electrical Magnet (mag'net), n. (L. magnes, magnetis; the true geographical is different in different (mag-net'ö-e-lek"trik, mag-net'ö-e-lek"trikGr. magnés, a magnet or magnetic iron-ore, places and at different times, and is called al), a. Pertaining to magneto-electricity. from Magnesia, in Asia Minor, whence the the variation of the compass. - Magnetic Magneto-electric induction, the communicastone was first brought.] 1. The loadstone; needle, any small magnetized iron or steel tion of magnetic properties to iron by means an ore of iron which has the peculiar pro rod turning on a pivot, such as the needle of electric currents. - Magneto-electric rotaperties of attracting metallic iron, of point of the mariner's compass.-- Magnetic north, tory machine, an apparatus for rendering the ing to the magnetic poles of the earth when that point of the horizon which is indicated magneto-electric induction currents confreely suspended, and of dipping or inclining by the direction of the magnetic needle. tinuous, and for converting their alternatin a perpendicular plane on being removed It is seldom the true north. - Magnetic ing direction into a constant one. from the equator. These pro
points of convergence, the magnetic poles Magneto-electricity (mag-net'ő-ě - lekperties it communicates to iron
of the earth, around which are drawn the tris" i-ti), n. 1. Electricity evolved by the or steel by contact. -2. A bar or
isogonic lines, or lines of equal declination. action of magnets.-2. That branch of science mass of iron or steel to which
-- Magnetic poles of the earth, two nearly which treats of phenomena in which the printhe peculiar properties of the
opposite points on the earth's surface where ciples of both magnetism and electricity are loadstone have been imparted,
the dip of the needle is 90%. They are at a involved. either by contact or by other
considerable distance from the poles of the Magnetograph (mag-net'ö-graf), n. [E. means: called in distinction
earth.--- Magnetic pyrites, a bronze-yellow magnet, and Gr. graphó, to write.) A selffrom the loadstone an Artificial
magnetic sulphide of iron, varying in com acting instrument for registering, by photogMagnet. Such a magnet, tem
position from Fe,Sg to Fe1054 It is found raphy or otherwise, the states and variations porarily produced by an elec
in metamorphic and igneous rocks. Called of any of the terrestrial magnetic elements. tric current passing through a Horse shoe also Pyrrholite. – Magnetic telegraph, the Magnetometer (mag-net-om'et-ėr), n. (E. wire coiled round a bar of soft Magnet. electric telegraph. See TELEGRAPH. magnet, and Gr. metron, a measure.) An iron, is called an Electro-mag
Magnetic (mag.net'ik), 1. Any metal, as instrument for measuring any of the terresnet.-Horse-shoe magnet, an artificial mag iron, steel, nickel, cobalt, &c., which may trial magnetic elements, as the dip, inclinanet in the shape of a horse-shoe.
receive the properties of the loadstone. tion, and intensity, especially the latter. Magnetic (mag-net'ik), a. 1. Pertaining to Magnetical (mag-net'ik-al), a. Same as
Magnetometric(mag'net-o-met"rik),a. Perthe magnet or magnetism; possessing the Magnetic, but less common.
taining to or employed in the measurement properties of the magnet, or corresponding Magnetically (mag-net'ik-al-li), adv. In a of magnetic forces; obtained by means of a properties; as, a magnetic bar of iron, or magnetic manner; by magnetism.
magnetometer à magnetic needle. — 2. Pertaining to the Magneticalness (mag-net'ik-al-nes), n. The A valuable series of hourly magnetometric observaearth's magnetism; as, the magnetic north; quality of being magnetic.
tions was continued, night and day, throughout the the magnetic meridian. (See sub- entries Magnetician (mag-net-i'shan), n.
whole period of our stay at the island. below.)-3. Attractive, as it magnetic. She skilled in magnetism; a magnetist.
Ross's Antarctic Expedition, that had all magnetic force alone.' Donne. Magneticness (mag-net'ik-nes), n. The Magnetomotor (mag'net-ő-mo"tor), n. [E. - Magnetic amplitude, azimuth, &c., in quality of being magnetic; magneticalness. magnet, and L. motor, a mover, from moveo, navig. the amplitude, azimuth, &c., indi- Magnetics (mag-net'iks), n. The science or to move.) A voltaic series of two or more cated by the compass. - Magnetic battery, a principles of magnetism.
large plates, which, producing a great quan. kind of battery formed of several magnets Magnétiferous (mag-net-if'ér-us), a. Pro tity of electricity of low tension, is well (usually horse-shoe magnets) combined to ducing or conducting magnetism.
adapted to the exhibition of electro-maggether, with all their poles similarly dis- Magnetism (mag'net - izm), n. 1. That
netic phenomena. posed; called also a Magnetic Magazine or peculiar property, occasionally possessed Magnifiable (mag'ni-fi-a-bl), a. Capable of a Compound Magnet.-Magnetic compensa by certain bodies (more especially by iron being magnifled; worthy of being magnified tor, a contrivance connected with a ship's and some of its compounds), whereby,
or extolled. compass for compensating or neutralizing under certain circumstances, they naturally Magnific, Magnifical (mag-nif'ik,
mag-nif'. the effects upon the needle of the iron of the attract or repel one another according to ik-al), a.' (L. magnificus, noble, splendidship.-Magnetic curves, the name given to determinate laws.-2. That branch of science magnus, great, and facio, to make.) Grand; those curves into which an infinite number which treats of the properties of the magnet,
splendid; illustrious. and magnetic phenomena in general, O parent! these are thy magnific deeds. Milton, 3. Power of attraction; as, the magnetism Magnifically (mag-nif'ik-al-li), adv. of interest. - Animal magnetism, a sym magnificent manner. pathy supposed to exist between the magnet Magnificat (mag-nif'i-kat), n. (L., third
and the human body, by means of which the pers. sing. pres. ind. of magnifico, to magN
magnet is said to be able to cure diseases. nify: doth magnify.') The song of the
analogy between the action of the mineral nity or extol. Marston.
magnet and that of the animal energy, or Magnification (mag-nif'i-ka"shon), n. The vis vitæ, to which these effects were attri
act of magnifying. (Rare. ] of very minute needles would arrange them
buted. See MESMERISM.-Terrestrial mag. Magnificence (mag-nif'i-sens),n. (L.magnifiselves when placed round a magnet, and at netism, the name given to the magnetic pro centia.] The condition or quality of being liberty to move round an axis. An idea of perties which the earth as a whole pos magnificent: (a) grandeur of appearance; these curves is given by the appearance of sesses, which give the needle its directive splendour of show or state; as, the magniiron filings when scattered upon a sheet of power, and cause it to dip, and which also
ficence of a palace or of a procession; the paper and agitated immediately above a communicate magnetism to iron or steel magnificence of a Roman triumph. (6) Mumagnet, as shown in the annexed figure. placed in certain situations. It is found nificence; generosity in a high degree. -Magnetic dip. Same as Dip of the Needle. that all metals are more or less susceptible
Then cometh magnificence, that is to say when a See under DIP.-Magnetic equator, a line of magnetism.
man doth and performeth gret werkes of goodnesse. passing round the globe near its equator, Magnetist (mag'net-ist), n. One versed in in every part of which the dip of the the science of magnetism; a magnetician. Magnificent (mag-nif'i-sent), a. (L. magnineedle is nothing. The general inclination of Magnetite (mag'net-īt), n. [Named from its ficens-magnus, great, and facio, to do or the magnetic to the terrestrial equator is magnetic properties.) A black oxide of iron, make.] 1. Grand in appearance; splendid. about 12.-Magnetic fluid, a hypothetic fluid, which sometimes possesses polarity, and is
Man he made, and for him built by which the phenomena of magnetism have highly magnetic; magnetic iron ore. It is
Magnificent this world. been accounted for.- Point of magnetic in found crystalline orgranular. Part of the iron 2. Fond of splendour; showy; stately. Sir
P. Sidney.-3. + Munificent; generous; open trees and shrubs, the type of the nat. order I'm at low water-mark-only one bob and a mag. handed. Magnoliace. The species, which chiefly
Dickens. Every amorous person becometh liberal and mag inhabit North America, Northern India, 3. In volunteers' slang, a shot striking the sificent, although he had been aforetime a pinching snudge.
China, Japan, and other parts of Asia, are target in the division next the outermost in
trees much admired on account of the a target divided into four sections: so called Magnificently (mag-nif'i-sent-li), adv. In
elegance of their flowers and foliage, and because the markers indicate this hit by a magnificent manner; with magnificence; are in great request in gardens. The bark means of a black and white disk. with splendour of appearance or pomp of of the root of M. glauca, or the beaver- Magpie-moth (mag'pi-moth), n. Lerene show.
tree, is an important tonic. (See BEAVER grossulariata (Linn.), a moth belonging to Magnifico (mag-niffi-ko), n. 1. A grandee of TREE.) M. tripetala, or umbrella-tree, has the family Geometridæ, and often called the Venice.
also tonic properties. The cones of M. acu Gooseberry-moth. Its colour is white with But if the peers have ceased to be magnificoes, may minata yield a spirituous liquor, employed black and orange spots, and the same colours it not also happen that the Sovereign may cease to be a Doge?
in Virginia in rheumatic affections. appear on it in its larval and pupal states. 2 A rector of a German university.
grandiflora, or big-laurel,
and M. conspicua The larva feeds on currant and gooseberry
or Yulan, the yulan or Chinese magnolia, leaves, and where abundant is very destrucMagnifier (mag'ni-f7-ér), n. One who or that grow well in the south of England, and are
tive. which magnifies: (a) that which enlarges or
perhaps the finest of our ornamental trees. Magsman (magz'man), n. A street swindler increases apparent size; specifically, an opti
The yulan is remarkable in that it flowers cal instrument that magnifies; a convex lens,
who preys on countrymen and others easily in spring before the leaves expand.
duped. [Slang. ] a concave mirror, or a combination of lenses Magnoliaceæ (mag-nõʻli-ā" sē-ē), n. pl. An Maguey (ma-gwa' or mag'wā), n. [Mexican or mirrors, which increases the apparent
important nat. order of albuminous polype maguei.] A species of Agave (A. americana), magnitude of bodies. (6) One who extols or
talous exogens, allied to the Ranunculaceæ, American aloe, belonging to the nat, order exalts.
consisting of bushes and trees, inhabiting Amaryllidacem. It is a native of Mexico, Magnify (magʻni-fi), v.t. pret. & pp. magni
the temperate parts of both the Old and and furnished the natives with a material fied; ppr. magnifying. [L. magnifico - New World. They have alternate minutely for their buildings. Its leaves were used magnus, great, and facio, to make.] 1. To
dotted leaves, and large solitary flowers; for covering the roofs of their houses, and make great or greater; to increase the
the bark is aromatic and bitter. Several for paper, clothing, and cordage; also for apparent dimensions of; to enlarge; to
species are valuable for their timber, others preparing a spirituous liquor called pulque. augment; as, a convex lens magnifies the
for the febrifugal qualities of their bark. See AGAVE. bulk of a body to the eye.-2. To increase
(See MAGNOLIA.) Most of them are prized for Magus (mā’gus), n. [L. See MAGE.] A Mathe power or glory of; to sound the praises
the beauty of their flowers
and foliage. The gian; one of the Magi or ancient oriental of; to extol; to exalt.
bark of the tulip - tree (Liriodendron tu philosophers. O, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his lipiferum) is said to equal Peruvian bark. Magyar (magʻyär ; Hung. pron. mod-yor), name together.
Ps. xxxiv. 3. Drimys Winteri yields winter's bark. Nli 1. One of an Asiatic race which invaded Thee that day
cium anisa tum is called star-anise from its Hungary about the end of the ninth century, Thy thunders magnified. Milton.
flavour and the starlike arrangement of its and settled there, where it still forms the S. To represent as greater than reality; to ex carpels. See STAR-ANISE.
predominant race.-2. The native tongue of aggerate. - SYN. To enlarge, amplify, aug- Magnum (mag'num), n. [L., large.] A bottle Hungary. It belongs to the Ugrian family of ment, exaggerate, exalt, extol, praise, glorify. holding two English quarts.
the Turanian or agglutinate class of tongues. Magnify (mag'ni-fi), v.i. 1. To possess the The approbation of much more rational tempers Magydare (maj'i-dār), n. [L. magydarius quality of causing objects to appear larger
than the B. club could have mustered even before
or magudarius, Gr. magydaris.) Laserwort,
Sir W. Scott. than reality; to increase the apparent
a plant of the genus Laserpitium. dimensions of objects; as, my spectacles Magnum-bonum (mag' num-bo-num), n. Mahābhārata (ma-hå-bhā'ra-ta), n. [Skr. magnify too much.-2. To have effect; to [L., lit. large-good.] 1. The name applied mahat, mahā, great, and Bharatā, the deavail; to signify. [Old vulgarism.]
to a large-sized oval plum having a yellow scendants of a king named Bharata. Lit. the My governess assured my father I had wanted skin covered with a thin whitish bloom. - great history of the descendants of Bharata.] for nothing; that I was almost eaten up with the 2. A kind of large-sized barrel pen.
The name of one of the two great epic poems green-sickness: but this magnified but
little with Magot (mag'ot), n. _(Fr.) The Barbary ape ray father. Spectator.
of ancient India, the other being the Rama(Macacus Inuus or Inuus ecaudatus), which yana. It is founded on, and contains a his- Magnifying glass, in optics, a plano-convex has a small tubercle in place of a tail. It is tory of, the contest for supremacy between or double-convex lens: so called because naturalized on the rock of Gibraltar, and the two great regal families of North Indiaobjects seen through it have their apparent forms the type of Cuvier's genus Inuus. It
the Pandavas and Kurus or Kauravas-enddimensions increased.
is remarkable for docility and attachment ing in the victory of the former, and in the Magniloquence (mag- nillo-kwens), n. to its young
establishment of their rule over the northern (L magniloquentia — magnus, great, and Magot-pie, ti Maggot-piet (mag'ot-pi), n. part of India. In reality, however, this narloquens, speaking.) A lofty manner of (Magot, maggot, a form of Margaret, and rative occupies but a fourth of the poem, speaking or writing; tumid, pompous words pie, like Fr. nargot, a pie dim, form of the other three-fourths being episodical and or style; language expressive of pretensions Marguerite.] A magpie.
added at various times. The Mahabharata greater than realities warrant; grandilo
Augurs, and understood relations have
thus became a sort of encyclopædia, emquence, bombast.
By magol-pies, and choughs, and rooks, brought bracing everything which it concerned a Magniloquent (mag-nil'o-kwent), a. Big
cultivated Hindu to know. in words; speaking loftily or pompously;
Mahadeva (ma-hä-dē'va), n. [Skr. mahā, expressing lofty pretensions; bombastic; Magpie (mag’pī), n., [Mag, for Margaret, tumid; grandiloquent.
and pie, a magpie, from L. pica, a pie or
mahat, great, and deva, god; lit. the great
god.) A name of Siva, one of the Indian Magniloquently (mag-nil'o-kwent-li), adv. magpie. Called
also magot-pie, maggoty-pie, deities, from which the sacred Ganges is In a magniloquent manner; with loftiness maggatapie. Comp. 0. E. Madge - howlet, fabled to have sprung. or pomposity of language.
an owl; Jenny-wren, Robin-redbreast, &c.
Mahaleb (ma-háleb), n. (Ar. mahleb.) A Magniloquous 1 (mag-nil'o-kwus), a. Mag See MAGOT-PIE.] 1. A well-known bird, the
species of cherry (Cerasus Mahaleb), nat. niloquent.
order Rosaceæ, sub-order Drupaceæ, whose Magnitude (mag'ni-tūd), n. (L. magnitudo,
fruit affords a violet dye and a fermented from magnus, great.] 1. The comparative
liquor like kirsch-wasser. It is found in the greatness of anything that can be said to be
middle and south of Europe. Its flowers greater or smaller; the comparative extent,
and leaves are used by perfumers, and its bulk, size, quantity, or amount of anything
wood by cabinet-makers. that can be measured; as, the magnitude of
Mahārājah (ma-ha-rā'ja or ma-hä-rä-ja), n. an object, of a surface of a line, of an angle,
[Skr., from mahā, great, and rajah, a prince of a weight or force of any kind, of an in
or king.] The title
assumed by some Indian terval of time. — 2. Anything that can be
princes ruling over a considerable extent of measured ; any quantity that can be ex
territory. pressed in terms of a quantity of the same
Maharmah (ma - här'ma), n. A muslin kind taken as a unit; specifically, in geom.
wrapper worn over the head and across the that which has one or more of the three
mouth and chin by Turkish and Armenian dimensions, length, breadth, and thickness.
ladies when they appear abroad. Simmonds. An angle is also a kind of geometrical magni
Mahee (ma-he'), n. [Hind.) The native tude Time, weight, and numbers are arith
name of the gall-nut of the tamarisk-tree, metical magnitudes.-3. Greatness, as re
imported into England from India for dyeing ferred to an intellectual or moral standard;
and photographic purposes, from its richgrandeur.
ness in gallic acid. Called in Algeria, whence With plain heroic magnitude of mind. Milton,
it is exported to France, tacahout. 4. Importance ; consequence; as, in affairs
Magpie (Pica caudata).
Mahl-stick (mal'stik), n. Same as Maulof magnitude disdain not to take counsel.
stick. - Apparent magnitude of an object, that Pica caudata, type of the genus Pica, be- Mahoganize (ma-hog'an-iz), v.t. To paint which is measured by the optic or visual longing to the Corvidæ or crow family. It wood in imitation of mahogany, or to put a angle intercepted between lines drawn from is about 18 inches in length; the plumage is veneering of mahogany over. (American.) its extremes to the centre of the pupil of black and white, the black glossed with Mahogany (ma-hog'an-i), n. (Mahagoni, nathe eye. This angle may be considered to green and purple; the bill is stout, and the tive American name.] 1. A tree of the genus be inversely as the distance of the object. tail is very long, whence its specific name Swietenia, the S. Mahagoni, belonging to [This term is chiefly used when speaking of caudata. The magpies continue in pairs the nat. order Cedrelaceæ. It grows in the the heavenly bodies, but is also used in throughout the year, and prey on a variety West Indies and Central America. Two other many branches of optical science.)-Magni of food, chiefly animal. They are celebrated species of Swietenia are found in the East tude of stars. See STAR.
for their crafty instincts, their power of Indies, but they are not much known in this Magnolia (mag-nõ'li-a), n. [After Pierre imitating words, and their propensity to country. The mahogany is one of the most Magnol, professor of botany at Montpellier purloin and secrete glittering articles.-2. A majestic and beautiful of trees; its trunk is in the seventeenth century.) A genus of halfpenny. [Slang. )
often 40 feet in length and 6 feet in diame